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Critchley: No Taking The Foot Off

Seasiders Look To Secure Play-Off Spot

4 May 2021

Neil Critchley says his Blackpool players certainly won’t be resting on their laurels as they look to confirm a place in the play-offs.

The Seasiders host Doncaster Rovers at Bloomfield Road tonight and require just one point from the next two matches to book a top six spot.

“We’ve got two home games to come and momentum is important going in to the play-offs. We certainly don’t want to take our foot off the pedal at the moment, and that was the message to the players in the dressing room after the Northampton game,” Critchley admitted.

“We’ve worked ever so hard to be in this position and we’ve got a bit more to do yet.”

A couple of players will be assessed ahead of the fixture this evening, with Kevin Stewart missing out as a precaution on Saturday and Sullay Kaikai withdrawn in the warm-up.

“We had to think quickly and make an important decision (on Sullay),” Critchley explained. “I didn’t want to take that risk with what we might have coming up, but we also had to have our focus on winning that game at Northampton.

“When you’ve got players like Elliot Embleton, Demetri Mitchell, Keshi Anderson and Brad Holmes coming off the bench as well, we’ve got able deputies. That was a tough decision, but a straightforward decision.

“Kevin felt his ankle a little bit on Thursday in training. He had an injection on Thursday and fingers crossed he’ll be OK.”


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